[PLing] Slovak-Austrian Philosophy of Language Network: talk by Gareth Pearce (University of Vienna), MARCH 1, 11.00 CET

Dan Cristian Zeman dan.zeman at univie.ac.at
Thu Feb 25 10:18:33 CET 2021

Dear all,

The first activity of the Slovak-Austrian Philosophy of Language Network 
(https://danzeman.weebly.com/slovak-austrian-cooperation.html) this year 
is an online talk by Gareth Pearce (University of Vienna), entitled 
"Philosophy of Logic as Meta-Semantics". The talk is on Monday, MARCH 1 
at 11.00 CET, as part of the Department of Analytic Philosophy's 
seminar, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Here are the Zoom details of the 

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You can find the abstract of Gareth's presentation below.

Hope to see many of you there!
Dan Zeman

Gareth Pearce (University of Vienna)
"Philosophy of Logic as Meta-Semantics"
​Descriptivists about logic hold that logics are descriptive theories of 
truth preservation. Minimalists about truth hold that facts about truth 
can be reduced to facts about certain semantic relations e.g. reference 
and satisfaction (Field 2001, Horwitch 1999). If both descriptivists and 
minimalists are correct then there is an intimate connection between the 
correctness of a logic for a particular language and the language's 
(meta) semantic features. This talk outlines the consequences of the 
descriptivist-minimalist view for both the nature of logical correctness 
and the normativity of logic. The resulting picture is, I believe, a 
natural and attractive one that gives us reason to be 
descriptivist-minimalists, but such matters of taste are hard to argue 
for and will be omitted from this talk. I'll suffice to try and convince 
you that these are the consequences of the view and leave matters of 
judgement to another day.
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